(NEW ORLEANS) — Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis strongly denied a Sports Illustrated report linking him to a company that makes deer-antler spray, which contains a performance enhancer (IGF-1).
Lewis was hoping to put the report on Tuesday behind him, but was asked again on Wednesday.
“I’m never angry. I’m too blessed to be stressed,” Lewis said when told that he seemed angry. “You can use a different word. You can use the word agitated because I’m here to win the Super Bowl. I’m not here to entertain somebody that doesn’t affect that one way or another. The word agitated is probably better.”
Lewis said that he has his team focused on the task at hand of winning a Super Bowl title and was “agitated” about the report.
“Our world is a very secret society. We try to protect our world as much as we can,” Lewis said. “When you let cowards come in and do things like that, to try to disturb something. I’ve said it before and I’ve said a million times, the reason why I’m smiling is because it’s so funny of a story.
“I’ve never, ever took what he says I was supposed to do. It’s just sad that someone can have this much attention on a stage this big where the dreams are really real. I don’t need it, my teammates don’t need it, the 49ers don’t need it. Nobody needs it because it just really shows you that people really plan things and try to attack people from the outside. It’s just very foolish. The guy has no credibility. He’s been sued four or five times over this same BS. I just truly believe he doesn’t have the privilege for me to speak about it ever again.”
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Jill Martin, CNN